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The longest-running science series on television, Nova offers an informative and entertaining look at challenging subjects. Whether exploring a galaxy or an atom, the series ventures beyond the numbers and into the personalities responsible for the discoveries, and the social consequences of events in the lab.

Nova: "Killer Landslides"

Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 9pm on WGBH 2

In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.

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See also: Nova ScienceNow with host David Pogue

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Schedule

Friday
11/21/14 2:00 PM
WGBH World
Saturday
11/22/14 1:00 PM
WGBX 44
Sunday
11/23/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Sunday
11/23/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
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